There are many different ways to help with the band and it is a great way to meet other band parents! From chaperoning, planning, bringing treats, etc. there are also many opportunities that come and go throughout a typical band year.
Band Bus Chaperone
Probably the BEST way to be involved with the band/your child’s education is as a chaperone. Every time we travel on a bus, we need Chaperones! Our goal is always 4 parents per bus, and for most events we have plenty of seats and can take more…. so… sign up A LOT! Chaperone shifts are organized via Signup Genius or via the Band Update newsletter.
The BVN Parent Booster Club raises funds for the amazing work they do by providing a concession stand at all football and basketball games. All organizations at BVN are encouraged to support the concessions sales by staffing the stands. BVN Band families are huge supporters of this activity!
Throughout the band year, parents provide cookies and snacks for receptions to celebrate students after performances.
This group of parents has the sole purpose of supporting our students and their musical endeavors. There are no fees, no attendance requirements – just the willingness to be involved and informed! Learn More Here
Below are descriptions of the many different volunteer committees that help with the success of the band.
Car Wash (August) – Schedule, market, and recruit volunteers for annual car wash held at Whole Foods behind BVN
Care & Concern (On Going) – Send flowers and/or cards to those in the immediately band family with severe illness or death, assist families in need (food, clothing, etc.)
Chaperones (On Going) – Chaperone football games, marching competitions, graduation, and as needed
Concert On The Lawn (COTL) (May) – End of the year concert and senior send off, order catering for approximately 300-400 people
COTL Program (May) – Keepsake program for seniors, will include senior photos & bios
Concessions (On Going) – Staff concessions for basketball & soccer games and as needed
Equipment Crew (Fall) – Load, unload, and set up equipment for field shows
Feed the Band (On Going) – Research, schedule, & order meals for the band & chaperones during the fall marching season and on an as needed basis
Hen House Bagging (On Going) – Bag groceries at Hen House on 119th & Roe to raise money for the band
Hospitality (3x a year) – Donate cookies and drinks for after concert refreshments
Locker Committee (On Going) – Decorate band lockers throughout the year for band camp, homecoming, senior night, contest season, etc.
Pancake Dinner (February) – Schedule, market, and recruit volunteers for the annual pancake dinner, feeds approximately 600-700 people
Photography (On Going) – Pick your event via SignUp Genius and come take photos to upload to band Shutterfly site, no fancy equipment needed
Plumes (Fall) – Plume the band for pre-game & half-time shows
Senior Banners (One Time) – Order & display senior banners (like the athletic teams have)
Silent Auction (February) – In conjunction with the Pancake Dinner, seek out donations, manage auction, collect payments, and deliver merchandise to winners
Social (OnGoing) – Schedule social events for the band family throughout the year
Spirit Wear (Summer) – Work with Directors and spirit wear rep to design spirit wear for the band, oversee orders and delivery
Uniform Fittings & Collection (3x year) – July – fit marching uniforms, November – collect marching uniforms, fit concert uniforms, May – collect concert uniforms
Website Editor (OnGoing) – Manage content & photos for the band website